Suprised with new SR5 hilux

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 21:30
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Checked out the new hilux, great 4x4 but they still havnt upgraded the diesel engine, still no factory rear diff lock option, yes they now have all the traction, stability etc but still no down hill control, can see the mitsi as a better option............. Dont no why they still havnt upgraded the D4D yet ?? falling well behind the others in the power stakes and other available tick of the box options and the mitsi is a lot cheaper and personally after sitting in both the mitsi has better/more comfort in their front seats...............
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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 21:41

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 21:41
Have they increased the towing capacity to 3 tonne yet?

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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 21:53

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 21:53
From the Toyota website

Note: Kerb, tare & payload weights are nominal and will vary depending on options and tray/body type.
Weights - Kerb weight (kg) 1945 .
- Gross vehicle weight rating (kg) 2780 .
- Gross trailer weight braked (kg) 2500 .
- Gross trailer weight unbraked (kg) 750 .
.Note: Towing capacity subject to regulatory requirements, towbar design, vehicle design and towing equipment limitations. Ask your Dealer for details of Toyota Genuine Towbar capacity and availability.

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Reply By: Madfisher - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 21:56

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 21:56
Steve we are geting a good run out of the Tritons at work, but I find I get a very sore backside after a couple of hours I think due to the low seating position. The triton turbo also tends to come in with a bang, where as the lux is more progressive.
But I had a look also at the new lux very nice.
Cheers pete
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 05:32

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 05:32

People become reliant on all the fancy "assist" stuff they hang off vehicles these days. Although I do like ABS brakes
Maybe we need the option of turning off all fancy driver assist, in the bush.

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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 08:44

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 08:44
Yeah Bucky not sure wether you can turn any of it off or not in the hilux ?? ABS dont have a problem with but some times traction control can be a pain in the rear when I had the old prado would kick in when not really wanted but didnt cause me to get bogged but some times made the car work harder. Stability control use to turn off automatically when I locked centre diff lock, Toyota do some strange things, I would prefer for stability to be on when centre diff lock is locked and punching it along a dirt road where stability obviously isnt as good as say when on the black top but I had no control over it or the traction control which was on permanantly. I believe the new prados you have control over most of it ?? not sure havnt checked. Reliant on it ?? yes possibly. Ithink some times even ABS there is still so many nose to tail accidents because people think they have ABS they can stop on a dime, stick need the gap.............Regards Steve
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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 06:18

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 06:18
Hi Kimba,

I noticed they had no diff lock/ hill control, but im fitting a couple of airlockers, Id prefer them anyway.

Cheers Wilko
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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 08:35

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 08:35
Yeah just wish they had it as an option, $550 for the rear diff lock option in the triton, better then $2grand by ARB. God they use to fit them factory fitted to the old 80 series sahara's back in what ?? 89 I think they started the 80 series sahara. Oh well maybe with their next update maybe some one might sujjest it.Regards Steve
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Reply By: Bobba - Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 19:42

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 19:42
Until the Hilux starts losing sales they're not going to spend money upgrading it substantially. I'd imagine if the Hilux was number 3 or 4 behind Navara, Triton, Colorado etc the arm would be forced and we might see some specs to match the new utes. Until then...

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Reply By: bazjj c - Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 21:50

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 21:50
hey gday, i am taking the tub off a hilux dual cab.
anyone know roughly what the tub weighs. how many guys 2 lift it off. how many slabs will i need??????????
more important any tips on best way 2 do it any snags 2 look out 4..thanks baz
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 21:56

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 21:56
The Hilux update is typically conservative Toyota.

If you're in the market for an SR5 Hilux then have a look at the VW Amarok and see what you think. No auto yet - they have a ZF 8-speed that will come out next year.
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Reply By: paulnsw - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 07:41

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 07:41
My bro says service and maintenance costs on Mitsi Triton are 1/2 of Hilux. He has mine contracting business in WA and is changing over all his utes to Tritons because of low service costs and reliability.
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